Growing Hidden White Racism

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    I m not talking about mere bigotry or preference for ones own. The sspread of white attitudes that dismiss blacks as sub-human, in effect, is becoming more blatant with each day.

    The comments on this story:
    Cops: Teen Beaten Unconscious Following Dodge Ball Fight « CBS Houston
    illustrates what I am talking about. This kind of thing was not often read on sites prior to Obama and when they did bob to the surface like a toilet bowl floater, they were almost immediately denounced in such strident terms that the idiot would go elsewhere.

    Not any more.

    And having grown up in the South in the sixties, I remember that the sort of people who would talk racist trash post 64 were a minority of low income whites, but not educated whites. In the past two weeks I have overheard three racist comments by white men who were dressed proffessionally and twice I was told to my face blatantly racist things like, 'F^&* Obama, that damned N*$%^r. Things wont get better till that monkey gets thrown from office.'

    The guy who said that wasn wearing a sweat stained blue collar shirt, or overalls like one might have expected low-brow racists to wear after the 64 Civil Rights Act. This man is a financial pro handling lots of loans to commercial outfits and was very well dressed at the time.

    Obama has failed to lead this country toward a non-racial vision, instead giving free reign to the race baitors and making the situation far worse.

    I pray it does not explode, but I fear it eventually will.
     
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    His novelty has worn off. Time to move on.
     
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    WTF are you babbling about?

    If there was any racism in the incident you linked to it would have been racism between white and asian.
     
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    This is no 'social trend,' it is merely one person's subjective impression. Nothing more to it than that.
     
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    Those of us who still live in the past,will make the same mistakes as the past.But those of us who live in the present will determine what will be the future.
     
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    The people who were racists 10 years ago, by and large, are still racists. However, I think the overwhelming majority of people aren't racists. And, I live in the South. I think it's a lot better down here than it was a decade ago when I moved here, mainly because a lot of the older generations are getting elderly, and the young kids coming up aren't racist at all, for the most part.
     
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    Of course, but what study would cover a change in attitude that the group in question is afraid of uttering a single sylable of for fear of becoming a social pariah? No one is going to sit in a study group and say 'I think blacks are unevolved feral versions of humanity.' Not to anyone that represents authority, but perhaps to a fellow that they are drinking beer with and who assumesshares the same point of view.

    And my personal observation is that this stealth racism is resurgant, virile and getting bolder by the day.
     
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    I think that the difference between the truck driver racist in 1970 and the truck driver racist today is that theprior was open about his racism and did not hide it. We all knew who felt that way and who didnt.

    But not today. The only ones that are openly racist today are idiots and libs posing as such to scare the minorities.
     
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    The present is the product of the past, and so to understand the present you have to also understand the past, how we got to where we are.

    The social and economic forces that purged our nation of open racism have become very much weakened today. Christianity, the monolythhic massmedia and trust in th e wisdom of our fedral government were key factors in the ridding our nation of open racism and all these are much less than they were fifty years ago.

    And the racists are far more prudent than before. You could be talking to someone who would like to round up blacks and just shoot them all and never have a single clue because they wont discuss to anyone but those they absolutely trust.
     
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    I was refering to the comments folowing the article, Ravi.

    Once again, you have a comprehension FAIL.
     

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